Royal Navy personnel wave goodbye to HNLMS Evertsen (Picture: @smrmoorhouse/Twitter).

CSG21 waves goodbye to Dutch ship HNLMS Evertsen

The Commander of the UK Carrier Strike Group said HNLMS Evertsen has been an "integral part" of the huge deployment.

Royal Navy personnel wave goodbye to HNLMS Evertsen (Picture: @smrmoorhouse/Twitter).

Dutch frigate HNLMS Evertsen has left the Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21) mission after months deployed as part of the formation. 

Commodore Steve Moorhouse, Commander of the UK Carrier Strike Group, shared pictures of Royal Navy personnel waving goodbye to the ship.

In a tweet, the Commodore described the Dutch frigate as an "integral part of the Carrier Strike Group for over a year".

He added: "Their support and commitment to CSG21 has been outstanding and it has been a privilege to operate together, whether at home in the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean."

The Carrier Strike Group is currently on the return leg of its 28-week global tour, which will see all ships and personnel return home. 

The Dutch frigate called their collaborative work a "privilege" as they shared their own images waving goodbye to aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and her CSG21 procession.

"It has been a privilege for us as well, operating together all over the world with the CSG21. We are stronger together," HNLMS Evertsen's official Twitter account said.